This post is a continuation for “50 unique search engines – that are not Google – Part1”
Twitter based Search
- http://backtweets.com – Searches for and returns all tweets containing a web address you specify. What’s interesting is it even pulls web addresses hidden behind URL Shorteners. If you don’t have a specific link but know the domain name, you can enter that and it will return all links from that domain name.
- http://tweettabs.com – with Tweettabs you can use the search box to easily search twitter for tweets and it will automatically update each tab with new content when it comes in (real time).
- http://twitpipe.com – similar to Tweettabs with the added features of location based updates and a pause button (for hot trending topics).
- http://twitterjobfinder.com – states “Nothing but the freshest 35,044 job tweets from the last seven days”
- http://www.twitterjobsearch.com – this is a job search engine for twitter. Updates are provided as they occur. The service also enables you to create an RSS feed for your favorite job keywords.
- http://www.bingandgoogle.com – very straightforward website. Enter keywords and this website will compare the results for bing.com and google.com side by side.
- http://bingle.pwnij.com – almost exactly like bingandgoogle.com with the added feature of being able to toggle seamlessly between split screen side by side results or full screen displaying either search engine.
- http://www.hotelscombined.com – what stuck out about this site for me were the multitude of hotel reviews by other travelers and its clean user friendly interface.
- http://www.beatmyprice.com – this website has saved me money plenty of times. You enter the item you want to purchase and the best price you found and it returns results from other shoppers who may have found a lower price. A nice take on social shopping.
- http://www.trulia.com – Real Estate listings, maps, comps—all in one place. Includes apartment rentals.
- http://www.voyij.com – you can use voyij.com to find the best travel deals and specials from your city. Great for adventurous travelers without a set destination in mind yet.
- http://www.yakaz.com – as of this writing this website claims 3,984,577 classified ads coming from 7518 websites. You search for items based on your desired location.
- http://www.feedmil.com – Feedmil’s goal is to help people search feeds of interest in the most efficient and easiest possible way through the use of innovative technologies and user interfaces.
- http://wink.com – Wink.com is the largest online people search with more than 200 million people profiles from across the Web, including social networks and other online communities.
- http://www.spock.com – Spock uses a combination of search engine technologies and user edits to aggregate the world’s people information and make it searchable.
- http://www.zoominfo.com – as per zoominfo.com authors, “With in-depth profiles on over 45M business people and 5M companies, you can find people you know and those you need to know with our solutions.”
- http://www.scoopler.com – This website aggregates and organizes content being shared on the internet as it happens, like eye-witness reports of breaking news, photos and videos from big events, and links to the hottest memes of the day.
- http://www.archive.org/web/web.php – Browse through over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. Cool to see how the websites we visit have evolved.
- http://rollyo.com – A searchroll is a collection of the sites you trust and find useful. It’s a personal search engine you create to provide relevant results from a hand selected list of reliable sites.
- http://www.urltrends.com – Enter any url link and you will receive a report of all aspects of traffic (page rank, inbound links, outgoing links, etc). As of this writing these reports are free.
- http://www.tunefind.com – Ever get a song stuck in your head that you heard in a movie or tv show but don’t know the name? This website enables you to find songs you’ve heard on television or in movies.
- http://tutsearch.net – Search over 100 hand-picked tutorial sites.
- http://www.wolframalpha.com – aside from sounding like a “b” horror movie this looks to be a powerful search engine with a world of possibilities.
- http://www.golexa.com – returns numerous website analytic tool results for any site returned based on your keywords entered.
- http://whatsopen.com/search/live – a mashup that shows you which stores, restaurants, bars, etc are open and until what time. The application is location based so you provide the zip code or city/state and the open establishments will show up on a map with their address.
Search Engine Results Comparison
Feed based search
Social Media based search
Real Time Search
So there you have it – 50 websearch alternatives that will hopefully enhance your internet experience. Thanks for reading!
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Kalim Fleet is a professional web designer and blogger with over 6 years experience. The web is his passion as he splits his time between blog writing, software development and social media. He loves using and developing new applications for the web, mobile, and desktop.
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